'''Matthew Stanley Meselson''' (born May 24, 1930) is a geneticist
and molecular biologist
currently at Harvard University
, known for his demonstration, with Franklin Stahl, of the semiconservative replication|semi-conservative DNA replication
. After completing his Ph.D under Linus Pauling
at the California Institute of Technology
, Meselson became a Professor at Harvard University in 1960, where he has remained, today, as Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences.
In the famous Meselson–Stahl experiment
of 1958 he and Frank Stahl
demonstrated through nitrogen isotope
labeling that DNA is replicated semi-conservatively.
[Meselson, Stahl, and the Replication of DNA. A History of "The Most Beautiful Experiment in Biology", Frederic Lawrence Holmes, Yale University Press (2001). ]
In addition, Meselson, François Jacob
, and Sydney Brenner
discovered the existence of messenger...